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Boris bungles again

So our illustrious Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reneged on another promise, this time to the electors of Uxbridge& South Ruislip, that he would lay in front of the bulldozers to stop the third runway at Heathrow. But when it comes to putting his money where his mouth is, and resigning from the government so he could oppose the decision in Parliament, to honour the commitment he made at the General Election, Bungling Boris chooses to stay in office and do a last minute runner on the day of the crucial vote. Probably flying from Heathrow to some mysterious location.

I am sure that the residents of Uxbridge & Ruislip were expecting this to happen, they only have to look at his promise that leaving the European Union would allow an extra £350m a week of taxpayers’ money to be spent on the NHS. Yes, the Government is putting in an extra £28bn across the UK (Northern Ireland has got more than their fair share, I wonder why), but the Chancellor is indicating that most of this money will have to be raised from extra taxes or borrowing, and only a very small amount is to come from money previously spent on the EU.

Personally I am happy that Boris is away. If air travel is to expand, then Heathrow is the best choice for Swindon’s economy.

Kevin Small, Jennings Street, Swindon

Baffled by technology

My household has gone over the past 25 years from a video recorder, a DVD player, to the latest technological advance. I have no idea what it is described as - it can record different TV stations at the same time, and store numerous TV series you can watch at your convenience.

My point? The great advantage of recording anything worth watching in this day and age is you can fast forward and miss the adverts in between. These adverts can take a lot of time up regarding the scheduled programmed series.

To change the subject... As a Scotsman having lived the largest part of my life in England, and a staunch football fan since childhood, come on England! Your fans have waited a long time since 1966. Go for it, the prize is there if your manager and players keep a steady hand on the tiller in high seas. I hope you all do.

God bless to all the boys in Russia representing their countries’ hopes and dreams. Make it come true.

Bill Williams, Merlin Way, Covingham, Swindon

Glad I was wrong

Can any of your readers please tell me where to buy a portion of humble pie?

I predicted a miserable World Cup for the England team and now I feel silly. Not only did we win 6 -1 in the football, we whitewashed the Aussies in the cricket and Lewis Hamilton won the Grand Prix. Well done all of you and please keep winning.

Roger Lack, North Swindon

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